Full text of Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry (1999). Most recent revision 6/2010
Created and maintained by William Reusch, emeritus professor at Michigan State University, Reusch's Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry covers basic and advanced concepts and provides practice problems and solutions.
This virtual textbook of organic chemistry, created by William Reusch of Michigan State University, includes problem based learning exercises. Subjects covered by this site include: structure and bonding (electron configurations of atoms, chemical bonding and valence, charge distribution in molecules, the shape of molecules, isomers, analysis of molecular formulas, resonance, atomic and molecular orbitals); intermolecular forces (boiling and melting points, hydrogen bonding, water solubility); chemical reactivity (reaction classification, characteristics, mechanisms); aromaticity (benzene, other aromatic compounds and the Huckel rule); nomenclature; stereoisomers; functional group chemistry; spectroscopy; and molecules of biological interest (macromolecules, free radicals, pericyclic reactions, rearrangements to cationic sites and organometallic chemistry). The CHIME plug-in, the Molecular Editor and special font displays are required to fully view the site. The work is ilcensed under a Creative Commons licence.